Imani Wilburn

NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Masters Fellow 
M.S., Microplastics
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Imani Wilburn earned her B.S. in Biology from Bowie State University, where she was also an undergraduate EPP/MSI scholar with NOAA. In 2019, she began pursuing an M.S. in Fisheries Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Her thesis research focuses on the impact of microplastics on fish in the Maryland coastal bays and how to remove microplastics from the water. Upon graduation, Imani aspires to be a Marine Biologist and a professor.

Research Theme: Stock Assessment

NOAA LMRCSC Fellows attain the NOAA Core Competencies detailed in this rubric.

NERTO Project Title: Quantifying Microplastics in Maryland Coastal Bay Fish and Sediments

NOAA Mentor: Dr. Ashok Deshpande

Academic Advisor: Dr. Maurice Crawford

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2021 Award #NA21SEC4810005
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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